Inhalation of oxygen aimed at restoring toward normal any pathophysiologic alterations of gas exchange in the cardiopulmonary system, as by the use of a respirator, nasal catheter, tent, chamber, or mask. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.
Water in its gaseous state. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
A variety of devices used in conjunction with METERED DOSE INHALERS. Their purpose is to hold the released medication for inhalation and make it easy for the patients to inhale the metered dose of medication into their lungs.
Colloids with a gaseous dispersing phase and either liquid (fog) or solid (smoke) dispersed phase; used in fumigation or in inhalation therapy; may contain propellant agents.
Substances made up of an aggregation of small particles, as that obtained by grinding or trituration of a solid drug. In pharmacy it is a form in which substances are administered. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A small aerosol canister used to release a calibrated amount of medication for inhalation.
Agents that cause an increase in the expansion of a bronchus or bronchial tubes.
Drugs that are used to treat asthma.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents by inhaling them.
Pulmonary injury following the breathing in of toxic smoke from burning materials such as plastics, synthetics, building materials, etc. This injury is the most frequent cause of death in burn patients.
Burns of the respiratory tract caused by heat or inhaled chemicals.
The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)
Molecules or ions formed by the incomplete one-electron reduction of oxygen. These reactive oxygen intermediates include SINGLET OXYGEN; SUPEROXIDES; PEROXIDES; HYDROXYL RADICAL; and HYPOCHLOROUS ACID. They contribute to the microbicidal activity of PHAGOCYTES, regulation of signal transduction and gene expression, and the oxidative damage to NUCLEIC ACIDS; PROTEINS; and LIPIDS.
The act of BREATHING in.

Combined effects of nitric oxide and oxygen during acute pulmonary vasodilator testing. (1/889)

OBJECTIVES: We compared the ability of inhaled nitric oxide (NO), oxygen (O2) and nitric oxide in oxygen (NO+O2) to identify reactive pulmonary vasculature in pulmonary hypertensive patients during acute vasodilator testing at cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: In patients with pulmonary hypertension, decisions regarding suitability for corrective surgery, transplantation and assessment of long-term prognosis are based on results obtained during acute pulmonary vasodilator testing. METHODS: In group 1, 46 patients had hemodynamic measurements in room air (RA), 100% O2, return to RA and NO (80 parts per million [ppm] in RA). In group 2, 25 additional patients were studied in RA, 100% O2 and 80 ppm NO in oxygen (NO+O2). RESULTS: In group 1, O2 decreased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) (mean+/-SEM) from 17.2+/-2.1 U.m2 to 11.1+/-1.5 U.m2 (p < 0.05). Nitric oxide caused a comparable decrease from 17.8+/-2.2 U.m2 to 11.7+/-1.7 U.m2 (p < 0.05). In group 2, PVR decreased from 20.1+/-2.6 U.m2 to 14.3+/-1.9 U.m2 in O2 (p < 0.05) and further to 10.5+/-1.7 U.m2 in NO+O2 (p < 0.05). A response of 20% or more reduction in PVR was seen in 22/25 patients with NO+O2 compared with 16/25 in O2 alone (p = 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Inhaled NO and O2 produced a similar degree of selective pulmonary vasodilation. Our data suggest that combination testing with NO + O2 provides additional pulmonary vasodilation in patients with a reactive pulmonary vascular bed in a selective, safe and expeditious fashion during cardiac catheterization. The combination of NO+O2 identifies patients with significant pulmonary vasoreactivity who might not be recognized if O2 or NO were used separately.  (+info)

Long-term morbidity and mortality following hypoxaemic lower respiratory tract infection in Gambian children. (2/889)

Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) are the main cause of death in young children worldwide. We report here the results of a study to determine the long-term survival of children admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia. The study was conducted on 190 Gambian children admitted to hospital in 1992-94 for ALRI who survived to discharge. Of these, 83 children were hypoxaemic and were treated with oxygen, and 107 were not. On follow-up in 1996-97, 62% were traced. Of the children with hypoxaemia, 8 had died, compared with 4 of those without. The mortality rates were 4.8 and, 2.2 deaths per 100 child-years of follow-up for hypoxaemic and non-hypoxaemic children, respectively (P = 0.2). Mortality was higher for children who had been malnourished (Z-score < -2) when seen in hospital (rate ratio = 3.2; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.03-10.29; P = 0.045). Children with younger siblings experienced less frequent subsequent respiratory infections (rate ratio for further hospitalization with respiratory illness = 0.15; 95% CI = 0.04-0.50; P = 0.002). Children in Gambia who survive hospital admission with hypoxaemic pneumonia have a good prognosis. Survival depends more on nutritional status than on having been hypoxaemic. Investment in oxygen therapy appears justified, and efforts should be made to improve nutrition in malnourished children with pneumonia.  (+info)

Electrocardiographic signs of chronic cor pulmonale: A negative prognostic finding in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (3/889)

BACKGROUND: Chronic cor pulmonale (CCP) is a strong predictor of death in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aims of this study were to assess the prognostic role of individual ECG signs of CCP and of the interaction between these signs and abnormal arterial blood gases. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred sixty-three patients (217 men) with COPD, mean age 67+/-9 years, were grouped according to whether they had no ECG signs (group 1, n=100) or >/=1 ECG signs (group 2, n=163) of CCP and were followed up for 13 years after an exacerbation of respiratory failure. The median survival was significantly shorter in group 2 than in group 1 (2.58 versus 3. 45 years, respectively; Mantel-Cox test, 9.58; P=0.002). The Cox regression analysis identified S1S2S3 pattern, right atrial overload (RAO), and alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient (PAO2-PaO2) >48 mm Hg during oxygen therapy as the strongest predictors of death, with hazard rate (HR)=1.81 (95% CI, 1.22 to 2.69), HR=1.58 (95% CI, 1.15 to 2.18), and HR=1.96 (95% CI, 1.19 to 3.25), respectively. The median survivals of patients having both S1S2S3 pattern and RAO (n=14) and of patients having either S1S2S3 pattern or RAO (n=77) were 1.33 and 2.70 years, respectively (P=0.022). Group 2 patients had a 3-year survival of 18% or 53%, depending on whether their PAO2-PaO2 during oxygen therapy was or was not >48 mm Hg. CONCLUSIONS: Some ECG signs of CCP and PAO2-PaO2 >48 mm Hg during oxygen therapy qualified as a simple and inexpensive tool for targeting subsets of COPD patients with severe or very severe short-term prognosis.  (+info)

Early inhaled glucocorticoid therapy to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia. (4/889)

BACKGROUND: The safety and efficacy of inhaled glucocorticoid therapy for asthma stimulated its use in infants to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia. We tested the hypothesis that early therapy with inhaled glucocorticoids would decrease the frequency of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, multicenter trial of inhaled beclomethasone or placebo in 253 infants, 3 to 14 days old, born before 33 weeks of gestation and weighing 1250 g or less at birth, who required ventilation therapy. Beclomethasone was delivered in a decreasing dosage, from 40 to 5 microg per kilogram of body weight per day, for four weeks. The primary outcome measure was bronchopulmonary dysplasia at 28 days of age. Secondary outcomes included bronchopulmonary dysplasia at 36 weeks of postmenstrual age, the need for systemic glucocorticoid therapy, the need for bronchodilator therapy, the duration of respiratory support, and death. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-three infants received beclomethasone, and 130 received placebo. The frequency of bronchopulmonary dysplasia was similar in the two groups: 43 percent in the beclomethasone group and 45 percent in the placebo group at 28 days of age, and 18 percent in the beclomethasone group and 20 percent in the placebo group at 36 weeks of postmenstrual age. At 28 days of age, fewer infants in the beclomethasone group than in the placebo group were receiving systemic glucocorticoid therapy (relative risk, 0.6; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.4 to 1.0) and mechanical ventilation (relative risk, 0.8; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.6 to 1.0). CONCLUSIONS: Early beclomethasone therapy did not prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia but was associated with lower rates of use of systemic glucocorticoid therapy and mechanical ventilation.  (+info)

Evaluation of routine tracheal extubation in children: inflating or suctioning technique? (5/889)

We studied prospectively the effects of the technique of tracheal extubation on arterial haemoglobin oxygen saturation (SpO2) in 120 ASA I-III children, mean age 5.3 (range 0.25-16.9) yr. At completion of surgery, tracheal extubation was performed when spontaneous ventilation had resumed, children were fully awake and SpO2 was 99-100%. Children were allocated randomly to receive a single lung inflation manoeuvre with 100% oxygen before tracheal extubation (group I; n = 59) or to have the tracheal tube removed while applying suction through the tube (group S; n = 61). SpO2 was monitored during the first 5 min after tracheal extubation in the operating room. Supplementary oxygen was given if SpO2 decreased to less than 92%. The time between tracheal extubation and decrease in SpO2 to 92% (T92) was recorded. Children in group S required oxygen administration more frequently after tracheal extubation than those in group I (65.6% vs 45.8%; P = 0.04), and had a three-fold shortening of T92 (mean 25 (SD 19) s vs 85 (63) s; P = 0.0001). These effects were more pronounced in children less than 4 yr of age compared with older children. We conclude that tracheal extubation greatly impaired oxygenation and therefore administration of oxygen was appropriate. This impairment was more marked when suction was used, and in young children. Lung inflation with 100% oxygen before removal of the tracheal tube is advised before routine tracheal extubation in children.  (+info)

Vital capacity and tidal volume preoxygenation with a mouthpiece. (6/889)

We have measured oxygen wash-in in 20 volunteers undergoing preoxygenation with a face mask, mouthpiece alone and a mouthpiece with a noseclip, in a crossover study. Tidal volume breathing and maximal deep breath techniques were studied with each type of equipment. When tidal volume breathing was used, the face mask and mouthpiece with noseclip were comparable, but the mouthpiece alone achieved a lower end-expiratory oxygen concentration than the two other methods after 3 min (P < 0.001 and P < 0.01), and after 5 min (P < 0.05 in each case). Conversely, during preoxygenation with vital capacity breaths, the mouthpiece and mouthpiece with noseclip were comparable, and both were more effective than the face mask (P < 0.001). In a second study, 20 patients who had undergone preoxygenation before induction of anaesthesia were asked later if they would have preferred the face mask or mouthpiece for this procedure. Significantly more patients (14 of 18 who expressed a preference) favoured the mouthpiece (P < 0.05; confidence limits 0.56-0.92).  (+info)

Inadvertent inhalation anaesthesia during surgery under retrobulbar eye block. (7/889)

I describe a case of inadvertent inhalation anaesthesia during surgery under retrobulbar anaesthesia and its management. Some of the hazards of supplementary oxygen delivery during monitored anaesthetic care and the actions taken to prevent this mishap recurring are discussed.  (+info)

Cost minimisation analysis of provision of oxygen at home: are the drug tariff guidelines cost effective? (8/889)

OBJECTIVES: To determine the level of oxygen cylinder use at which it becomes more cost effective to provide oxygen by concentrator at home in Northern Ireland, and to examine potential cost savings if cylinder use above this level had been replaced by concentrator in 1996. DESIGN: Cost minimisation analysis. SETTING: Area health boards in Northern Ireland. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cost effective cut off point for switch to provision of oxygen from cylinder to concentrator. Potential maximum and minimum savings in Northern Ireland (sensitivity analysis) owing to switch to more cost effective strategy on the basis of provision of cylinders in 1996. RESULTS: In Northern Ireland it is currently cost effective to provide oxygen by concentrator when the patient is using three or more cylinders per month independent of the duration of the prescription. More widespread use of concentrators at this level of provision is likely to lead to a cost saving. CONCLUSIONS: The Drug Tariff prescribing guidelines, advocating that provision of oxygen by concentrator becomes cheaper when 21 cylinders are being used per month-are currently inaccurate in Northern Ireland. Regional health authorities should review their current arrangements for provision of oxygen at home and perform a cost analysis to determine at what level it becomes more cost effective to provide oxygen by concentrator.  (+info)

Oxygen inhalation therapy is a medical treatment that involves the administration of oxygen to a patient through a nasal tube or mask, with the purpose of increasing oxygen concentration in the body. This therapy is used to treat various medical conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, heart failure, and other conditions that cause low levels of oxygen in the blood. The additional oxygen helps to improve tissue oxygenation, reduce work of breathing, and promote overall patient comfort and well-being. Oxygen therapy may be delivered continuously or intermittently, depending on the patient's needs and medical condition.

Oxygen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that constitutes about 21% of the earth's atmosphere. It is a crucial element for human and most living organisms as it is vital for respiration. Inhaled oxygen enters the lungs and binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, which carries it to tissues throughout the body where it is used to convert nutrients into energy and carbon dioxide, a waste product that is exhaled.

Medically, supplemental oxygen therapy may be provided to patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, heart failure, or other medical conditions that impair the body's ability to extract sufficient oxygen from the air. Oxygen can be administered through various devices, including nasal cannulas, face masks, and ventilators.

Respiratory therapy is a healthcare profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory disorders and diseases. Respiratory therapists (RTs) work under the direction of physicians to provide care for patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, and neuromuscular diseases that affect breathing.

RTs use a variety of techniques and treatments to help patients breathe more easily, including oxygen therapy, aerosol medication delivery, chest physiotherapy, mechanical ventilation, and patient education. They also perform diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function studies to assess lung function and help diagnose respiratory conditions.

RTs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. They may provide care for patients of all ages, from premature infants to the elderly. The overall goal of respiratory therapy is to help patients achieve and maintain optimal lung function and quality of life.

"Inhalation administration" is a medical term that refers to the method of delivering medications or therapeutic agents directly into the lungs by inhaling them through the airways. This route of administration is commonly used for treating respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and cystic fibrosis.

Inhalation administration can be achieved using various devices, including metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs), nebulizers, and soft-mist inhalers. Each device has its unique mechanism of delivering the medication into the lungs, but they all aim to provide a high concentration of the drug directly to the site of action while minimizing systemic exposure and side effects.

The advantages of inhalation administration include rapid onset of action, increased local drug concentration, reduced systemic side effects, and improved patient compliance due to the ease of use and non-invasive nature of the delivery method. However, proper technique and device usage are crucial for effective therapy, as incorrect usage may result in suboptimal drug deposition and therapeutic outcomes.

Nebulizer: A nebulizer is a medical device that delivers medication in the form of a mist to the respiratory system. It is often used for people who have difficulty inhaling medication through traditional inhalers, such as young children or individuals with severe respiratory conditions. The medication is placed in the nebulizer cup and then converted into a fine mist by the machine. This allows the user to breathe in the medication directly through a mouthpiece or mask.

Vaporizer: A vaporizer, on the other hand, is a device that heats up a liquid, often water or essential oils, to produce steam or vapor. While some people use vaporizers for therapeutic purposes, such as to help relieve congestion or cough, it is important to note that vaporizers are not considered medical devices and their effectiveness for these purposes is not well-established.

It's worth noting that nebulizers and vaporizers are different from each other in terms of their purpose and usage. Nebulizers are used specifically for delivering medication, while vaporizers are used to produce steam or vapor, often for non-medical purposes.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "steam" is not a medical term. It refers to water in its gaseous state, produced when water is heated to its boiling point. If you have any questions about a medical condition or treatment, please provide more context and I will do my best to help answer your question.

An inhalation spacer is a medical device used in conjunction with metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) to improve the delivery and effectiveness of respiratory medications. It creates a space or chamber between the MDI and the patient's airways, allowing the medication to be more evenly distributed in a fine mist. This helps reduce the amount of medication that may otherwise be deposited in the back of the throat or lost in the air, ensuring that more of it reaches the intended target in the lungs. Inhalation spacers are particularly useful for children and older adults who may have difficulty coordinating their breathing with the activation of the MDI.

Aerosols are defined in the medical field as suspensions of fine solid or liquid particles in a gas. In the context of public health and medicine, aerosols often refer to particles that can remain suspended in air for long periods of time and can be inhaled. They can contain various substances, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, or chemicals, and can play a role in the transmission of respiratory infections or other health effects.

For example, when an infected person coughs or sneezes, they may produce respiratory droplets that can contain viruses like influenza or SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Some of these droplets can evaporate quickly and leave behind smaller particles called aerosols, which can remain suspended in the air for hours and potentially be inhaled by others. This is one way that respiratory viruses can spread between people in close proximity to each other.

Aerosols can also be generated through medical procedures such as bronchoscopy, suctioning, or nebulizer treatments, which can produce aerosols containing bacteria, viruses, or other particles that may pose an infection risk to healthcare workers or other patients. Therefore, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and airborne precautions are often necessary to reduce the risk of transmission in these settings.

In the context of medical terminology, "powders" do not have a specific technical definition. However, in a general sense, powders refer to dry, finely ground or pulverized solid substances that can be dispersed in air or liquid mediums. In medicine, powders may include various forms of medications, such as crushed tablets or capsules, which are intended to be taken orally, mixed with liquids, or applied topically. Additionally, certain medical treatments and therapies may involve the use of medicated powders for various purposes, such as drying agents, abrasives, or delivery systems for active ingredients.

A Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) is a medical device used to administer a specific amount or "metered dose" of medication, usually in the form of an aerosol, directly into the lungs of a patient. The MDI consists of a pressurized canister that contains the medication mixed with a propellant, a metering valve that releases a precise quantity of the medication, and a mouthpiece or mask for the patient to inhale the medication.

MDIs are commonly used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchitis. They are also used to deliver other medications such as corticosteroids, anticholinergics, and beta-agonists. Proper use of an MDI requires coordination between the pressing of the canister and inhalation of the medication, which may be challenging for some patients. Therefore, it is essential to receive proper training on how to use an MDI effectively.

Bronchodilators are medications that relax and widen the airways (bronchioles) in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. They work by relaxing the smooth muscle around the airways, which allows them to dilate or open up. This results in improved airflow and reduced symptoms of bronchoconstriction, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

Bronchodilators can be classified into two main types: short-acting and long-acting. Short-acting bronchodilators are used for quick relief of symptoms and last for 4 to 6 hours, while long-acting bronchodilators are used for maintenance therapy and provide symptom relief for 12 hours or more.

Examples of bronchodilator agents include:

* Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) such as albuterol, levalbuterol, and pirbuterol
* Long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) such as salmeterol, formoterol, and indacaterol
* Anticholinergics such as ipratropium, tiotropium, and aclidinium
* Combination bronchodilators that contain both a LABA and an anticholinergic, such as umeclidinium/vilanterol and glycopyrrolate/formoterol.

Anti-asthmatic agents are a class of medications used to prevent or alleviate the symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. These medications work by reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles in the airways, and preventing allergic reactions that can trigger an asthma attack.

There are several types of anti-asthmatic agents, including:

1. Bronchodilators: These medications relax the muscles around the airways, making it easier to breathe. They can be short-acting or long-acting, depending on how long they work.
2. Inhaled corticosteroids: These medications reduce inflammation in the airways and help prevent asthma symptoms from occurring.
3. Leukotriene modifiers: These medications block the action of leukotrienes, chemicals that contribute to inflammation and narrowing of the airways.
4. Combination therapies: Some anti-asthmatic agents combine different types of medications, such as a bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid, into one inhaler.
5. Biologics: These are newer types of anti-asthmatic agents that target specific molecules involved in the inflammatory response in asthma. They are usually given by injection.

It's important to note that different people with asthma may require different medications or combinations of medications to manage their symptoms effectively. Therefore, it is essential to work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan for each individual.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. The airway obstruction in asthma is usually reversible, either spontaneously or with treatment.

The underlying cause of asthma involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors that result in hypersensitivity of the airways to certain triggers, such as allergens, irritants, viruses, exercise, and emotional stress. When these triggers are encountered, the airways constrict due to smooth muscle spasm, swell due to inflammation, and produce excess mucus, leading to the characteristic symptoms of asthma.

Asthma is typically managed with a combination of medications that include bronchodilators to relax the airway muscles, corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, and leukotriene modifiers or mast cell stabilizers to prevent allergic reactions. Avoiding triggers and monitoring symptoms are also important components of asthma management.

There are several types of asthma, including allergic asthma, non-allergic asthma, exercise-induced asthma, occupational asthma, and nocturnal asthma, each with its own set of triggers and treatment approaches. Proper diagnosis and management of asthma can help prevent exacerbations, improve quality of life, and reduce the risk of long-term complications.

Inhalation exposure is a term used in occupational and environmental health to describe the situation where an individual breathes in substances present in the air, which could be gases, vapors, fumes, mist, or particulate matter. These substances can originate from various sources, such as industrial processes, chemical reactions, or natural phenomena.

The extent of inhalation exposure is determined by several factors, including:

1. Concentration of the substance in the air
2. Duration of exposure
3. Frequency of exposure
4. The individual's breathing rate
5. The efficiency of the individual's respiratory protection, if any

Inhalation exposure can lead to adverse health effects, depending on the toxicity and concentration of the inhaled substances. Short-term or acute health effects may include irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, or lungs, while long-term or chronic exposure can result in more severe health issues, such as respiratory diseases, neurological disorders, or cancer.

It is essential to monitor and control inhalation exposures in occupational settings to protect workers' health and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Various methods are employed for exposure assessment, including personal air sampling, area monitoring, and biological monitoring. Based on the results of these assessments, appropriate control measures can be implemented to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with inhalation exposure.

Smoke inhalation injury is a type of damage that occurs to the respiratory system when an individual breathes in smoke, most commonly during a fire. This injury can affect both the upper and lower airways and can cause a range of symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Smoke inhalation injury can also lead to more severe complications, such as chemical irritation of the airways, swelling of the throat and lungs, and respiratory failure. In some cases, it can even be fatal. The severity of the injury depends on several factors, including the duration and intensity of the exposure, the individual's underlying health status, and the presence of any pre-existing lung conditions.

Smoke inhalation injury is caused by a combination of thermal injury (heat damage) and chemical injury (damage from toxic substances present in the smoke). The heat from the smoke can cause direct damage to the airways, leading to inflammation and swelling. At the same time, the chemicals in the smoke can irritate and corrode the lining of the airways, causing further damage.

Some of the toxic substances found in smoke include carbon monoxide, cyanide, and various other chemicals released by burning materials. These substances can interfere with the body's ability to transport oxygen and can cause metabolic acidosis, a condition characterized by an excessively acidic environment in the body.

Treatment for smoke inhalation injury typically involves providing supportive care to help the individual breathe more easily, such as administering oxygen or using mechanical ventilation. In some cases, medications may be used to reduce inflammation and swelling in the airways. Severe cases of smoke inhalation injury may require hospitalization and intensive care.

Inhalation burns, also known as respiratory or pulmonary burns, refer to damage to the airways and lungs caused by inhaling hot gases, smoke, steam, or toxic fumes. This type of injury can occur during a fire or other thermal incidents and can result in significant morbidity and mortality.

Inhalation burns are classified into three categories based on the location and severity of the injury:

1. Upper airway burns: These involve the nose, throat, and voice box (larynx) and are usually caused by inhaling hot gases or steam. Symptoms may include singed nasal hairs, soot in the nose or mouth, coughing, wheezing, and difficulty speaking or swallowing.
2. Lower airway burns: These involve the trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles and are usually caused by inhaling smoke or toxic fumes. Symptoms may include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
3. Systemic burns: These occur when toxic substances are absorbed into the bloodstream and can affect multiple organs. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, confusion, and organ failure.

Inhalation burns can lead to complications such as pneumonia, respiratory failure, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Treatment typically involves providing oxygen therapy, removing secretions from the airways, and administering bronchodilators and corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. Severe cases may require intubation and mechanical ventilation.

Prevention of inhalation burns includes avoiding smoke-filled areas during a fire, staying close to the ground where the air is cooler and cleaner, and using appropriate respiratory protection devices when exposed to toxic fumes or gases.

Oxygen consumption, also known as oxygen uptake, is the amount of oxygen that is consumed or utilized by the body during a specific period of time, usually measured in liters per minute (L/min). It is a common measurement used in exercise physiology and critical care medicine to assess an individual's aerobic metabolism and overall health status.

In clinical settings, oxygen consumption is often measured during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate cardiovascular function, pulmonary function, and exercise capacity in patients with various medical conditions such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory or cardiac disorders.

During exercise, oxygen is consumed by the muscles to generate energy through a process called oxidative phosphorylation. The amount of oxygen consumed during exercise can provide important information about an individual's fitness level, exercise capacity, and overall health status. Additionally, measuring oxygen consumption can help healthcare providers assess the effectiveness of treatments and rehabilitation programs in patients with various medical conditions.

Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are highly reactive molecules containing oxygen, including peroxides, superoxide, hydroxyl radical, and singlet oxygen. They are naturally produced as byproducts of normal cellular metabolism in the mitochondria, and can also be generated by external sources such as ionizing radiation, tobacco smoke, and air pollutants. At low or moderate concentrations, ROS play important roles in cell signaling and homeostasis, but at high concentrations, they can cause significant damage to cell structures, including lipids, proteins, and DNA, leading to oxidative stress and potential cell death.

Inhalation is the act or process of breathing in where air or other gases are drawn into the lungs. It's also known as inspiration. This process involves several muscles, including the diaphragm and intercostal muscles between the ribs, working together to expand the chest cavity and decrease the pressure within the thorax, which then causes air to flow into the lungs.

In a medical context, inhalation can also refer to the administration of medications or therapeutic gases through the respiratory tract, typically using an inhaler or nebulizer. This route of administration allows for direct delivery of the medication to the lungs, where it can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and exert its effects.

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The delivered FIO2 (Inhalation volumetric fraction of molecular oxygen) of this system is 60-80%, depending on oxygen flow and ... Oxygen therapy, also referred to as supplemental oxygen, is the use of oxygen as medical treatment. Supplemental oxygen can ... There are certain situations in which oxygen therapy has been shown to negatively impact a person's condition. Oxygen therapy ... Home oxygen can be provided either by oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrator. Oxygen is widely used by hospitals, EMS, and first- ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning is initially treated with high flow 100% oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be considered but ... Victims of smoke inhalation injury can present with cough, difficulty breathing, low oxygen saturation, smoke debris and/or ... As its affinity is more than 200 times that of oxygen, the amount of oxygen bound to haemoglobin is reduced, leading to anoxia ... It has a much higher binding affinity for hemoglobin compared to oxygen and thus can block oxygen from binding to hemoglobin, ...
Common treatments include: Oxygen therapy Mechanical ventilation Pulmonary vasodilators Nitrous Oxide Inhalation (iNO) ... but instead relies on the placenta for oxygen. When the baby is born, the lungs are needed for oxygen transfer and need high ... Increasing oxygen supply Decreasing oxygen demand Facilitating gas exchange Inducing pulmonary vasodilation Fixing metabolic ... When the fetus is born, it is no longer attached to the placenta and must use the lungs to receive oxygen. To facilitate this ...
Oxygen therapy at home is recommended in those with significant low oxygen levels. Many people with CF use probiotics, which ... Mechanical devices and inhalation medications are used to alter and clear the thickened mucus. These therapies, while effective ... CFTR modulator therapies have been used in place of other types of genetic therapies. These therapies focus on the expression ... February 2019). "Home Oxygen Therapy for Children. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline". American ...
... when Limousin invented an oxygen inhalation device, the forerunner of the oxygen extractors now used in therapy. Limousin was ... He was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1878). Note sur les inhalations d'oxygène (1866) Du sucre-tisane (1875), with ... Victor Robinson, Professor of the History of Medicine, indicates that "the oxygen apparatus was arranged by the competent ... Limousin, Stanislas (1831-1887) Auteur du texte (1866). Note sur les inhalations d'oxygène, par S. Limousin... Delpech, Émile; ...
The case fatality rate among those patients with inhalation anthrax was 45% (5/11). The six other individuals with inhalation ... In the natural situation, this means the vegetative cycles occur within the low oxygen environment of the infected host and, ... Had it not been for antibiotic therapy, many more might have been stricken. According to WHO veterinary documents, B. anthracis ... This intentional distribution led to 22 known cases of anthrax (11 inhalation and 11 cutaneous). ...
... cocaine inhalation, metal dust inhalation, bacteremia, sepsis, high-oxygen environments, and antilymphocyte therapies ( ... A study performed in Australia and New Zealand demonstrated that in patients requiring renal replacement therapy (including ...
Nitric oxide/oxygen blends are used in critical care to promote capillary and pulmonary dilation to treat primary pulmonary ... It is used on an individualized basis in ICUs as an adjunct to other definitive therapies for reversible causes of hypoxemic ... Nitric oxide is absorbed systemically after inhalation. Most of it moves across the pulmonary capillary bed where it combines ... It plays a role in antioxidant and reactive oxygen species responses. Nitric oxide sensing in plants is mediated by the N-end ...
Severe cases of pneumonitis may require corticosteroids and oxygen therapy, as well as elimination of exposure to known ... exposure to medications used during chemo-therapy, the inhalation of debris (e.g., animal dander), aspiration, herbicides or ... Diagnosis of pneumonitis remains challenging, but several different treatment paths (corticosteroids, oxygen therapy, avoidance ... These tiny air sacs facilitate the passage of oxygen from inhaled air to the bloodstream.[citation needed] In the case of ...
Luo Y, Luo Y, Li Y, Zhou L, Zhu Z, Chen Y, Huang Y, Chen X (July 2016). "Helmet CPAP Versus Oxygen Therapy in Hypoxemic Acute ... the prescribed pressure for inhalation (ipap), and a lower pressure for exhalation (epap). The dual settings allow the patient ... Some patients on PAP therapy also use supplementary oxygen. When provided in the form of bottled gas, this can present an ... July 2010). "Helmet continuous positive airway pressure vs oxygen therapy to improve oxygenation in community-acquired ...
Beddoes founded the Pneumatic Institution for inhalation gas therapy in 1798 at Dowry Square in Clifton, Bristol. Beddoes ... doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(01)24908-3. Magill, I (4 August 1923). "An apparatus for the administration of nitrous oxide, oxygen, ... On 30 March 1842, he administered diethyl ether by inhalation to a man named James Venable, in order to remove a tumor from the ... reprinted in Long, C. W. (December 1991). "An account of the first use of Sulphuric Ether by Inhalation as an Anaesthetic in ...
Belley, R.; Bernard, N.; Côté, M; Paquet, F.; Poitras, J. (July 2005). "Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of two ... or administration of 4-dimethylaminophenol in combination with inhalation of pure oxygen, administration of bronchodilators to ... Oxygen is added to water and a reaction between oxygen and hydrogen sulfide react to produce odorless sulfate. Nitrate addition ... and in some cases hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT has clinical and anecdotal support. Hydrogen sulfide was used by the ...
Nebulized Lignocaine can also been used in acute cases and helium-oxygen inhalation given by face mask has been used in cases ... Speech therapy has been found to eliminate up to 90% of ER visits in patients with VCD. Medical often works in conjunction with ... Speech therapy is the main course of treatment for long-term management of VCD and includes a variety of techniques such as ... Speech therapy usually involves educating the client on the nature of the problem, what happens when symptoms are present, and ...
2009 saw the introduction of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Physical expansion also continued with the enlargement of the ... an inhalation therapy department (1967), a program for hearing disorders (1968), and a stroke center (1969). In 1970, they were ... In 2011, work began on the region's first proton beam therapy center for cancer treatment. ...
When choosing to use oxygen therapy for a child with bronchiolitis, there is evidence that home oxygen may reduce ... Umoren R, Odey F, Meremikwu MM (January 2011). "Steam inhalation or humidified oxygen for acute bronchiolitis in children up to ... There are two main approaches to fluid therapy: intravenous (IV) fluid therapy and enteral tube fluid therapy (nasogastric or ... However, evidence is lacking regarding the use of high-flow nasal cannula compared to standard oxygen therapy or continuous ...
In this condition, an oxygen therapy is urgently required. Permanent monitoring in a clinic is also necessary and x-rays and ... Inhalation and the application of the coupage technique favour the quick and complete healing of the pet. It is necessary to ... If the number of white blood cells is increased and the oxygen is low, pneumonia can be confirmed. The exact indicators of ... Tracheal cleansing can aid recovery and, in combination with inhalation, shorten the duration of recovery. Once the pet has ...
Treatment involves supportive therapy, including mechanical ventilation with supplemental oxygen during the critical ... People are advised to avoid direct contact with rodent droppings and wear a mask while cleaning such areas to avoid inhalation ... The virus can be transmitted to humans by a direct bite or inhalation of aerosolized virus, shed from stool, urine, or saliva ...
Oxygen tank - Storage vessel for oxygen Oxygen therapy - Use of oxygen as a medical treatment Oxygen mask - Interface between ... Nasal Cannula or Oxygen Mask". Retrieved 2023-09-27. "Improvements in or relating to nasal inhalation ... High flows of an air/oxygen blend can be administered via a nasal cannula to accurately deliver high volume of oxygen therapy. ... such as in oxygen therapy. Most cannulae can only provide oxygen at low flow rates-up to 5 litres per minute (L/min)-delivering ...
Type 1 respiratory failure may require oxygen therapy to achieve adequate oxygen saturation. Lack of oxygen response may ... Artigas A, Camprubí-Rimblas M, Tantinyà N, Bringué J, Guillamat-Prats R, Matthay MA (July 2017). "Inhalation therapies in acute ... Wong WP (July 2000). "Physical therapy for a patient in acute respiratory failure". Physical Therapy. 80 (7): 662-70. doi: ... Low ambient oxygen (e.g. at high altitude) Ventilation-perfusion mismatch (parts of the lung receive oxygen but not enough ...
"Oxygen Therapy - Lung and Airway Disorders". MSD Manual Consumer Version. Archived from the original on 2021-12-13. Retrieved ... Medication is the most important treatment of most diseases of pulmonology, either by inhalation (bronchodilators and steroids ... Oxygen therapy is often necessary in severe respiratory disease (emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis). When this is insufficient, ... Interventions can include exercise, education, emotional support, oxygen, noninvasive mechanical ventilation, optimization of ...
If the affected person has trouble breathing (dyspnea) or stops breathing (apnea), ventilatory support and oxygen therapy can ... Mild inhalation exposure causes rhinorrhea (runny nose), sneezing, barking cough (a harsh cough that sounds somewhat like a dog ... With more severe inhalation exposure, the airway becomes inflamed, pneumonia develops, and the respiratory epithelium can begin ... in cases of inhalation exposure), and medical monitoring of respiratory and cardiac function. ...
Conventional methods of studying oxygen effects relied on setting the entire incubator at a particular oxygen concentration, ... and predicting therapy efficacy for personalized medicine. Oligonucleotide chips are microarrays of oligonucleotides. They can ... and the seeded epithelial cell layer are cyclically stretched by applied vacuum on adjacent microchannels to mimic inhalation. ... Oxygen is an important biochemical factor to consider in differentiation via hypoxia-induced transcription factors (HIFs) and ...
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... and positive-pressure therapy, including mechanical ventilation. Multiple therapies may be used simultaneously to rapidly ... Reduced oxygen saturation levels (but above 92%) are often encountered. Examination of the lungs with a stethoscope may reveal ... bodies of the airway Gastroesophageal reflux disease Heart failure Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension Inhalation injury ... oxygen saturations below 92% or cyanosis (blue discoloration, usually of the lips), absence of audible breath sounds over the ...
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  • 1970: (US) In 1970 The Board of Schools of Inhalation Therapy Technicians became the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education (JRCRTE). (
  • 1974: (US) The two US credentialing programs merge into a single credentialing organization called the National Board for Respiratory Therapy (NBRT) in 1974. (
  • 2012: (US) In April, 2012 the Office of Regulation in the State of Michigan recommends the de-regulation of the respiratory therapy profession. (
  • Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. (
  • Sections on the prevention of bacterial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated and/or critically ill patients, care of respiratory-therapy devices, prevention of cross-contamination, and prevention of viral lower respiratory tract infections (e.g., respiratory syncytial virus {RSV} and influenza infections) have been expanded and updated. (
  • Traditional preventive measures for nosocomial pneumonia include decreasing aspiration by the patient, preventing cross-contamination or colonization via hands of personnel, appropriate disinfection or sterilization of respiratory-therapy devices, use of available vaccines to protect against particular infections, and education of hospital staff and patients. (
  • Therapeutic hydrogen has been applied by different delivery methods including straightforward inhalation, drinking hydrogen dissolved in water and injection with hydrogen-saturated saline. (
  • Background Hydrogen/oxygen therapy contribute to ameliorate dyspnea and disease progression in patients with respiratory diseases. (
  • Therefore, we hypothesized that hydrogen/oxygen therapy for ordinary coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients might reduce the length of hospitalization and increase hospital discharge rates. (
  • After assigned in 1:2 ratios by PSM, 33 patients received hydrogen/oxygen therapy and 55 patients received oxygen therapy included in this study. (
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  • We reported the development of an effective cancer treatment using a multidisciplinary treatment, including photodynamic therapy (PDT) with indocyanine green (ICG) liposomes and a combination of Lentinula edodes mycelia (LEM) and hydrogen gas inhalation therapy. (
  • If Hydrogen therapy may reduce the risks related to radiation-induced oxidative stress in space flight what do you think it can do for us on the ground? (
  • We hypothesize that hydrogen administration to the astronauts by either hydrogen inhalation or drinking hydrogen-rich water may potentially yield a novel and feasible preventative/therapeutic strategy to prevent radiation-induced adverse events. (
  • Hydrogen inhalation will extend the length of time astronauts can stay in space, and it will lengthen the time we can stay alive and healthy on the ground. (
  • Want to feel young again, do the ultimate sleep therapy, breathing a combination of hydrogen and oxygen gas all night, every night. (
  • ① 99.996% H2 gas output, high purity of hydrogen inhalation. (
  • Molecular hydrogen neutralizes these reactive oxygen species (ROS) and prevents cataract development. (
  • Hydrogen inhalation Therapy For Vascular Health Hydrogen is a potent anti-oxidant that can help to neutralize the free radicals, or Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) that cause inflammation and lead to plaque buildup. (
  • Molecular hydrogen helps to reduce or even prevent the symptoms of allergies by neutralizing the Reactive Oxygen Species (or ROS) that are produced by the body in response to allergens. (
  • In a study of 49 patients with malignant liver tumors (hepatocellular carcinoma) who also received radiation therapy, the patients who drank 1.5 to 2 L of hydrogen-enriched water daily during a period of seven to eight weeks showed significantly fewer radiotherapy-related side effects, such as loss of appetite and loss of taste, as compared to the control group. (
  • A valve opens upon inhalation to permit free air flow. (
  • This device can deliver oxygen in a traditional, continuous manner, but it also contains a comfort mode in which a dose of oxygen is only administered upon inhalation. (
  • Nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia, with a description of a new apparatus, 1911. (
  • Title: Nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia, with a description of a new apparatus / by Walter M. Boothby. (
  • Title: Nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia. (
  • He mentions the work of Chicago surgeon Edmund Andrews (who in 1868 reported his success in prolonging nitrous oxide anesthesia by adding oxygen), physiologist Paul Bert (who administered nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia by placing his patient in a pressurized chamber and raising the barometric pressure), and Klinkowitsch (who mixed nitrous oxide and oxygen in a 80% to 20% ratio in a gasometer). (
  • General Notes: Boothby's interest in nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia was instigated by his co-worker F. J. Cotton who had seen the same gas used successfully at the Cleveland Clinic by nurse anesthetist Agatha Cobourg Hodgins under the direction of George Crile. (
  • It is also called supplemental oxygen. (
  • Use of high oxygen flow rates and a nonrebreathing-type face mask with a tight seal facilitates delivery of high levels of supplemental oxygen, which helps reverse the oxygenation defect created by ventilation-perfusion mismatch. (
  • Correct provision of supplemental oxygen is safe and its application alone can significantly improve the outcome of critically ill children . (
  • Many patients required supplemental oxygen, some required assisted ventilation and oxygenation, and some were intubated. (
  • 10- 14 These cardiovascular effects can potentially contribute to the worse outcomes observed with high flow oxygen therapy in myocardial infarction, 15 stroke, 16 neonatal resuscitation 17 and fulminant sepsis, 18 although the enhanced production of reactive oxygen species causing reperfusion injury may also play a role. (
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Preconditioning Attenuates Hemorrhagic Transformation Through Reactive Oxygen Species/Thioredoxin-Interacting Protein/Nod-Like Receptor Protein 3 Pathway in Hyperglycemic Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Rats. (
  • Asthma and other airway obstructive disorders are characterized by heightened inflammation and excessive airway epithelial cell reactive oxygen species (ROS), which give rise to a highly oxidative environment. (
  • Effects of laser printer-emitted engineered nanoparticle s on cytotoxicity, chemokine expression, reactive oxygen species, DNA methylation, and DNA damage: a comprehensive in vitro analysis in human small airway epithelial cells, macrophages, and lymphoblasts. (
  • About 16 percent of all residents in nursing facilities across the US received respiratory treatment in 2017, which includes using respirators/ventilators, oxygen, inhalation therapy, and other treatment. (
  • Guidelines or consensus published from 2007 to 2017 and more recent articles on acute asthma therapy in pediatrics were selected. (
  • Facilities for maintenance of a patent airway, artificial ventilation, oxygen enrichment and circulatory resuscitation must be immediately available. (
  • Oxygen is essential for inhalation therapy and resuscitation. (
  • Therapy also includes inhalation of carbogen (95% oxygen and 5% carbon dioxide) to improve retinal oxygenation. (
  • 1550 BC: (EG) The Ebers Papyrus describes ancient Egyptian inhalation treatments for asthma. (
  • FIRS has identified three key target areas to tackle inequalities in the fight against respiratory disease: Improving access to preventative services and stop-smoking treatments, expanding access to inhalation therapies and strengthening access to effective pneumonia vaccines for children. (
  • Located in The St. Regis Deer Valley, Remède Spa includes water-inspired amenities like a reflecting pool and facials, massages, oxygen inhalation therapy and an array of body treatments, like a rejuvenating body polish and tension-relieving bear dance ritual. (
  • Exposure times to oxygen at different depths of water (and, hence, different levels of pressure) were quantified and tested based on time to convulsions. (
  • Researchers found that exposure to molecular oxygen accelerated the development of cataracts. (
  • CoO and La2O3 nanoparticle -induced pulmonary response in mice after whole-body inhalation exposure. (
  • mRNAs and miRNAs in whole blood associated with lung hyperplasia, fibrosis, and bronchiolo-alveolar adenoma and adenocarcinoma after multi-walled carbon nanotube inhalation exposure in mice. (
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a different type of oxygen therapy. (
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure. (
  • Therefore, the patient cannot benefit from most of the positive effects of HBOT, which are systemic or occur at a level deeper than topical oxygen can penetrate (see Hyperbaric Physics and Physiology section below). (
  • H Hyperbaric oxygen therapy(1), also known as HBOT or HBO therapy, is a treatment procedure that takes place inside an air sealed, transparent chamber filled with 100% pure oxygen in an increased atmospheric pressure. (
  • HBOT is a promising therapy for spinal cord injuries. (
  • On January 2, 2011, an 8-month-old girl with acute On hospitalization day 5, oxygen saturation could be respiratory distress was seen in the emergency department maintained at a lower fl ow rate. (
  • Secondary endpoints were hospital discharge rates and oxygen saturation (SpO2). (
  • All patients anaesthetised with sevoflurane should be constantly monitored, including electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure (BP), oxygen saturation and end tidal carbon dioxide (CO 2 . (
  • 1 We proposed that a different alignment may be preferable for clinicians in demonstrating its beneficial characteristics, enhancing both the "pick up" of oxygen despite cardiorespiratory disease and the "drop off" of oxygen to the tissues despite falling oxygen saturation (fig 1). (
  • Right: Oxyhaemoglobin dissociation curve realigned to demonstrate its two key characteristics: (a) haemoglobin maintains high levels of saturation despite marked reductions in oxygen tension, and (b) oxygen tension remains relatively stable as oxyhaemoglobin saturation declines. (
  • These characteristics result in (a) the pick up of oxygen by haemoglobin being maintained despite reduced oxygen tension, and (b) delivery of oxygen to the tissues being maintained despite progressively falling oxyhaemoglobin saturation. (
  • Subject: Oxygen - therapeutic use. (
  • The therapeutic intermittent administration of oxygen in a chamber at greater than sea-level atmospheric pressures (three atmospheres). (
  • Salbutamol inhalation, oxygen therapy (in case of hypoxemia) and systemic corticosteroids are the main initial therapeutic measures. (
  • There is a clear lack of equal access to preventive measures, such as smoking cessation, and to effective inhaler therapies for managing asthma and COPD. (
  • The availability of inhaler therapies is far from the target of achieving 80% availability of essential medicines to combat non-communicable diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. (
  • Certain medical conditions can cause your blood oxygen levels to be too low. (
  • Enhanced pulmonary function improves blood oxygen levels, energy, and consistent performance. (
  • Respiratory therapists at Mass General participate in the management of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with carbon monoxide inhalation, problem wounds and other ailments and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation is provided for over one thousand patients per year. (
  • Medical conditions such as life support, shock, trauma, cyanosis, severe hemorrhage and COPD also use oxygen during treatment. (
  • The aim of this study was to determine whether long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) reduces hospitalisation in hypoxaemic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (
  • Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is a widely used treatment that improves survival in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) with severe hypoxaemia 1 - 3 . (
  • 1918: Oxygen masks are used to treat combat-induced pulmonary edema. (
  • The work of Paul Bert, who demonstrated the toxic effects of oxygen (producing generalized seizures), as well as the work of J. Lorrain-Smith, who demonstrated pulmonary oxygen toxicity, were used with Navy divers. (
  • The potential adverse pulmonary effects of high flow oxygen therapy were recognised soon after its widespread use in clinical practice. (
  • High flow oxygen was shown to result in worsening ventilation-perfusion mismatch due to absorption atelectasis and inhibition of reflex pulmonary vasoconstriction. (
  • Even in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in respiratory failure, the risks of high flow oxygen therapy are often not recognised. (
  • Perhaps the least recognised risk with high flow oxygen is that its use may lead to a delay in the ability to recognise and treat a progressive deterioration in pulmonary function. (
  • Does long-term oxygen therapy reduce hospitalisation in hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? (
  • This study shows that in hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, long-term oxygen therapy is associated with a reduction in hospitalisation. (
  • Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen to breathe in. (
  • The primary treatment of smoke inhalation injury is oxygen. (
  • Medical oxygen is an essential medicine in the treatment of COVID-19. (
  • Although CPAP remains the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, there are a variety of alternatives to CPAP therapy. (
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment to eliminate a large venous air embolism: a case study. (
  • Intraceuticals Oxygen Inhalation Therapy is a de-stressing treatment that can be carried out consecutively with other therapies. (
  • More than 5 years have passed since the introduction of anti-IL-5 antibody therapy for severe asthma into clinical practice. (
  • Certain patients with carbon monoxide (CO) toxicity may require hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). (
  • 1943: Dr. Edwin R. Levine, MD began training technicians in basic inhalation therapy for post-surgical patients. (
  • Heliox therapy is used for patients with various types of airway obstruction, and high frequency ventilation is provided for adults, pediatric and neonates. (
  • Patients in a multiplace chamber breathe 100% oxygen via a mask or close-fitting plastic hood. (
  • Refer to Table 1 for MAC values for paediatric patients according to age when used in oxygen with or without concomitant use of nitrous oxide. (
  • It was hoped that, through a different perspective of the haemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve, it might be possible to overcome the ingrained practice of doctors, nurses and paramedics to prescribe high flow oxygen to breathless patients who do not necessarily have arterial hypoxaemia. (
  • These adverse effects are not widely known and high flow oxygen is widely prescribed to breathless patients, regardless of the presence of arterial hypoxaemia. (
  • Limited studies have shown significant reductions in the apnea hypopnea index (AHI), oxygen desaturation index (ODI) and sleepiness in patients with mild OSA. (
  • Unlike CPAP therapy, these drastic measures show potential for only a small number of patients suffering from the most severe forms of OSA. (
  • These and other alternatives to CPAP therapy range from drastic to complimentary and have grown out of the desire to provide an alternative for those patients that find the CPAP mask uncomfortable. (
  • In addition, given that not all patients use oxygen for the recommended number of hours (at least 15 daily), the authors investigated whether compliance with hours spent on oxygen had an impact on hospitalisation. (
  • Within 1 month after initiation of LTOT, patients received a questionnaire by mail on the use of oxygen (number of hours daily) and outdoor activity (yes or no). (
  • Making innovative new therapies and diagnostic products available to patients worldwide! (
  • It has been reported that triple therapy is effective for patients who have cough and sputum despite being treated with ICS/LABA. (
  • It is important to consider the types of patients who would benefit from triple therapy. (
  • Rising popularity and adoption of on-demand and continuous portable oxygen concentrators (POC) in a variety of applications such as emergency medicine will also fuel demand in the coming years. (
  • The comfort settings 1 to 5 give an equivalent therapy of 1 to 5 liters per minute continuous flow (expressed in FiO2). (
  • Oxygen poses a fire risk, so you should never smoke or use flammable materials when using oxygen. (
  • Although it has not been directly studied in smoke inhalation, inhaled racemic epinephrine can theoretically provide relief from both airway edema and reflex bronchospasm in this setting. (
  • However, oxygen therapy might cause the accumulation of distal bronchial viscous secretions because of positive pressure ventilation mode, and thus increase airway resistance, aggravate systemic hypoxia [15]. (
  • One of the more recent CPAP therapy alternatives is Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP). (
  • There are portable versions of the tanks and oxygen concentrators. (
  • 2- 4 However, such a change of long established practice would also require a recognition of the risks of inappropriate high flow oxygen therapy. (
  • In a recent commentary we argued that the traditional representation of the haemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve developed by physiologists may be disconcerting for clinicians because of the prominence of the steep slope of oxygen desaturation with falling oxygen tension. (
  • Your lungs absorb oxygen from the air you breathe. (
  • The process aids the body to absorb oxygen in a greater amount and transports it to the blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid and other body fluids. (
  • The oxygen enters your blood from your lungs and travels to your organs and body tissues. (
  • That allows your lungs to gather up to three times more oxygen than you would get by breathing oxygen at normal air pressure. (
  • Acrylonitrile vapor is absorbed readily through the lungs, and inhalation is an important route of. (
  • Because inhalation therapy may be given hourly for up to 48 hours, the patient requires hospitalization for close monitoring of vital signs. (
  • You will get the oxygen through a nose tube (cannula), a mask, or a tent. (
  • genus cannula oxygen delivery at 4 L/min. (
  • It involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber or tube. (
  • To reduce intraocular pressure, therapy includes acetazolamide 500 mg I.V., eyeball massage with a Goldman-type goniolens and, possibly, anterior chamber paracentesis. (
  • Topical oxygen, or Topox, is administered through a small chamber that is placed over an extremity and pressurized with oxygen. (
  • Treat with high concentrations of humidified oxygen en route to the hospital. (
  • Oxygen therapy is widely used to treat a variety of chronic and acute health conditions. (
  • Inflammation is a natural body response, but it limits the amount of blood and oxygen getting to the area, and thus poses greater problem. (
  • The extra oxygen moves through your blood and to your organs and body tissues. (
  • Craniosacral therapy and a deep tissue therapy in san rafael restores the optimal and balanced state of the soft tissues around the brain and spinal cord, hence allowing the body to heal and alleviate pain and suffering. (
  • Management of ischemic tissues and skin flaps in Re-Operative and complex hypospadias repair using vasodilators and hyperbaric oxygen. (
  • Sufficient oxygen content in the affected tissues has been shown in research to promote healing and provide relief. (
  • Inhaled oxygen also helps in the displacement of CO from hemoglobin, decreasing the half-life of carboxyhemoglobin from 4-6 hours in room air to 40-60 min in 100% fractional concentration of oxygen in inspired air (FiO 2 ). (
  • 1860: (US) Stokes and Hoppe-Seyler demonstrate the oxygen transport function of hemoglobin. (
  • When a patient is given 100% oxygen under pressure, hemoglobin is saturated, but the blood can be hyperoxygenated by dissolving oxygen within the plasma. (
  • The introduction of technologically advanced oxygen source and delivery devices that provide efficient patient care is expected to boost industry growth. (
  • Regardless, the impaired oxygen delivery at the tissue level results in depressed cellular respiration and potential organ dysfunction. (
  • Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the oxygen therapy market which was USD 33.47 billion in 2021, would rocket up to USD 74.02 billion by 2029, and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 10.43% during the forecast period 2022 to 2029. (
  • Dental appliances have a fairly long history alongside CPAP therapy. (
  • Unlike the proven widespread efficacy of CPAP therapy, these limited trials and use have yet to show a widespread effectiveness across OSA populations. (
  • Like CPAP therapy, surgical procedures are highly dependent on the needs of each individual OSA patient and must be tailored accordingly. (
  • What is unclear is if they will ever outpace or outperform the increasing developments of CPAP therapy. (
  • As CPAP therapy moves forward, it continues to become more effective for a wider population while also becoming less obtrusive. (
  • For the patient with microaneurysms, therapy should include frequent eye examinations (three or four times yearly) to monitor the condition. (
  • The patient does not breathe the oxygen, nor is the remainder of the body pressurized. (
  • Is it time to change the approach to oxygen therapy in the breathless patient? (
  • 19 This effect is likely to be due to maldistribution of blood flow, with functional shunting to protect the vital organs from non-physiological effects of high oxygen tension. (
  • Abstract: Boothby discusses the use of oxygen with nitrous oxide as an important development. (
  • Boothby describes the mechanical difficulties dispensing a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and his work with Cotton to devise an apparatus that (1) assures even flow of nitrous oxide - oxygen (2) mixes gases in a desirable ratio (3) includes a mechanism to add ether to achieve relaxation, and (4) warms the gases. (
  • Boothby and F. J. Cotton helped to further interest in the administration of nitrous oxide with oxygen. (
  • Induction with sevoflurane may be achieved by inhalation of 0.5-1.0% sevoflurane in oxygen (O 2 ) with or without nitrous oxide (N 2 O), increasing by increments of 0.5-1.0% sevoflurane, to a maximum of 8% in adults and children until the required depth of anaesthesia is achieved. (
  • High flow oxygen resulting in hyperoxia also has the potential to cause significant adverse cardiovascular effects with increased systemic vascular resistance and blood pressure, decreased cardiac output and reduced coronary, cerebral and renal blood flow. (
  • The majority of working dog medical issues can be treated efficiently if the handler is adequately prepared and has taken time to learn how to give injections, administer oxygen, and handle the basics of bandage application. (
  • At a minimum, veterinarians recommend K-9 handlers carry a first-aid kit, learn how to give injections, and know how to administer oxygen. (
  • Oxygen is an element that reacts with carbohydrates to form energy during the process of aerobic respiration and is considered essential for metabolic processes. (